Influence of particle abrasion or hydrofluoric acid etching on lithium disilicate flexural strength

Academic Article


  • Statement of problem Lithium disilicate is a translucent, glass-containing material used for ceramic restorations. Clinicians frequently use alumina abrading or hydrofluoric acid etching to create micromechanical retention in the intaglio surface before bonding a lithium disilicate restoration to the tooth. Few studies have investigated how the etching or abrasion processes affect the flexural strength of lithium disilicate ceramics
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    Author List

  • Menees TS; Lawson NC; Beck PR; Burgess JO
  • Start Page

  • 1164
  • End Page

  • 1170
  • Volume

  • 112
  • Issue

  • 5